Stray Being Developed Into a Feature Film
Annapurna Animation is all set to take on its next big venture with the upcoming feature film, Stray. Based on one of last year’s most acclaimed and talked about video games, this project is set to make some serious waves with fans. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film is currently in active development at the studio, which previously achieved great success with their adaptation of ND Stevenson‘s graphic novel.
Stray, a co-production of Annapurna Interactive, the studio’s video game arm, received immense praise from both gamers and critics when it was released. This adaptation presents a unique challenge as it revolves around only two characters—a stray cat and its drone companion.
Robert Baird, co-head of Annapurna, expressed his admiration for the game’s popularity, crediting its success to the perspective of an adorable cat. He acknowledged the difficulty in bringing that same essence to the big screen but affirmed the studio’s determination to do so.
This film is just the beginning, as Annapurna plans to adapt several other games from Annapurna Interactive’s library, including Twelve Minutes, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Outer Wilds. All of these have been beloved games from the studio thanks to their uniqueness and simplistic quality.
The story of Stray unfolds in a futuristic walled city, where our feline protagonist becomes trapped. With the help of an intelligent drone named B-12, the cat embarks on a journey to escape the city. Filled with menacing Sentinel security drones, renegade machines, and the hostile Zurks—gigantic mutated bacteria—this world abandoned by humans presents a thrilling and visually stunning backdrop.
Stray promises to be an exciting and visually striking cinematic experience, blending elements of adventure, suspense, and the bond between a cat and its drone companion. As the project progresses, fans of the beloved video game can eagerly anticipate its transformation onto another medium while we get more of the adorable cat that captivated the love of gamers worldwide.
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